Sacrifices in Ancient Rome

Sacrifices in Ancient Rome

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Sacrifices to the gods were a fundamental votive practice in Ancient Rome. These could be as small and relatively insignificant as bread crumbs thrown into the hearth at home in honour of Vesta, through to say, a chicken, a cow or even several animals to Jupiter in exchange for a great need. The relationship with divine entities was of contractual and mutually beneficial exchange.

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